Ecumen Lakeshore The Fountains Receives Top Rating from U.S. News & World Report

By CorrineMcCallum | November 23, 2022

Care team at Ecumen Lakeshore, November 2022
U.S. News & World Report: Best Nursing Homes — Short-term Rehabilitation 2021-2022

DULUTH, MN (November 23, 2022) — Ecumen Lakeshore in Duluth, Minn., has received a “Best Nursing Home Short-Term Rehabilitation” rating for The Fountains, its short-term rehabilitation center by U.S. News & World Report magazine. The magazine evaluated more than 15,000 facilities throughout the country, rating most of them in the areas of short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. Ecumen Lakeshore received a “high performance” rating — the highest designation possible — in short-term rehabilitation.

“We are honored to be named by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the best nursing homes in short-term rehabilitation in Minnesota. This achievement is a direct reflection of our amazing team members who provide excellent care for those who choose Lakeshore. Our team members are the true recipients of this honor,” said Blaine Gamst, Executive Director of Ecumen Lakeshore. “Whether it’s for our outstanding short-term rehab, skilled nursing, our assisted living or independent living apartments, we are grateful to our Duluth community for trusting us for the past 92 years,” Gamst said.

U.S. News compiles its rating information in a national Nursing Home Finder that offers comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for almost all nursing homes in the country. This tool provides customized searches for nursing homes by location, Medicare and Medicaid coverage, Alzheimer’s care and size. The Nursing Home Finder reflects U.S. News’ analysis of data collected and published by the federal government using a methodology defined by U.S. News.

Since their inception in 2009, the U.S. News Best Nursing Home ratings have relied on data from Nursing Home Compare, a program run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes.

Ecumen Lakeshore — The Fountains short-term rehabilitation center, is located at 4002 London Rd., Duluth, MN. In addition to providing skilled nursing care, Ecumen Lakeshore offers short-term rehabilitation, memory care, independent and assisted living apartments, as well as home care and hospice.

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About Ecumen

Ecumen is a nonprofit provider, developer and operator of award-winning living spaces and innovative technology and services for older adults. Mission-driven since its founding in 1862, Ecumen’s legacy of service is a reflection of a commitment to honoring those it serves. Ecumen is based in Shoreview, Minn., and operates properties and services in multiple states, and provides new development, management and consulting services. Housing options include cooperative living, independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care communities. Its diverse in-home and community-based services include home care, hospice, physical and occupational therapy, adult day services, technology products and an online durable goods medical store. For more information, visit